6 items from 2017
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Inhumans, Gifted, Legion, Logan, Deadpool 2, X-Force, Wonder Woman, Justice League, The Batman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Powerless, The Tick and more…
We’ll start things off this week with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, seeing as we’ve had our very first look at November’s Thor: Ragnarok! Entertainment Weekly kicked off the fun by releasing the cover to its latest issue, featuring a short-haired Thor (Chris Hemsworth) alongside Cate Blanchett’s Hela and Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie [see here], followed by a batch of images which included shots of Thor, Hela, Valkyrie, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) [see here]. We also got some plot details which give us an insight into how the likes of Hela, »
- Gary Collinson
Ryan Lambie Mar 7, 2017
Alex Garcia knows a thing or two about giant monsters. He was the executive producer on Bryan Singer's 2013 fantasy Jack The Giant Slayer and 2014's Godzilla, and now he's the producer of this year's Kong: Skull Island. The movie not only represents the giant ape's return to cinema screens for the first time since 2005's King Kong remake, directed by Peter Jackson, but also the next step in a larger series of giant monster flicks from Legendary Entertainment.
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It has been announced that the first casting of the upcoming Fox X-Men series is in the books, if you will. My mother being Cherokee makes this yummy for me, as the character is being referred to as "Sam" and is being described as "the strong-headed Native American leader of the underground network." The character is being played by Blair Redford and the show's brief synopsis is as follows:
"The drama will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive."
"It's designed to sidestep questions like, 'Where is Wolverine?' You have to answer those questions. It exists in a world where those questions »
- Drew Carlton
The Mission Impossible franchises has truly been revving up with almost every installment. As the sixth film nears production, a shooting location seems to be set.
Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt has been all over the world for the Imf. Stopping as many world ending catastrophes as he possibly could. Mission Impossible 2 ventured to Australia while M:i 3 hit up America. We famously got Cruise hanging off a building in Dubai for Ghost Protocol, and Rogue Nation was based primarily in London and Vienna. Now it looks like M:i 6 will be shooting in Paris, France.
Christopher McQuarrie returns as the first director to helm two M:i films. While we have no plot details on M:i 6, but at least we know McQuarrie is one of the best writers working today, as well as turning himself into a strong director as well. He has had a great relationship working with Cruise for the scripts for Edge of Tomorrow, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (B.C.)
It's one of those quiet stories that goes under the radar, but when Mission: Impossible 6 comes out in 2017, that'll make it a 21 year old franchise. Tom Cruise will have played Ethan Hunt for far longer than any actor has ever been James Bond, and he'll be able to look over at Hugh Jackman and say, "What? You stopped playing Wolverine after only 17 years? Lightweight." Yes, the Mission: Impossible series, with its penchant for quasi-rebooting itself with different directors tackling their respective installments with their own unique flare, has quietly become one of the most dependable staples in Hollywood.
That's no easy task when you have a star that's been as embattled as Cruise has been at times, and when you share a Hollywood landscape where everyone has an itchy trigger finger when it comes to rebooting and resetting franchises.
While, at one point, the status of Mission: Impossible 6 »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Flickering Myth get excited for the year ahead of us…
After a fairly below-average year at the cinema last year, we here at Flickering Myth are feeling rather hopeful for 2017. There are some fantastic films lined up; including a load of comic book movies, the return of Christopher Nolan and King Kong, a new Alien film and a War for the Planet of the Apes. There’s even a new Blade Runner film! Wait… King Kong, Alien, Planet of the Apes, Blade Runner… are we sure this isn’t 1987?..
Twenty-one of our writers voted for a whopping forty-seven movies, with a very tight final top ten. Last year Captain America: Civil War topped our most anticipated movies beating out Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Deadpool and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s probably fair to say that at least three of those movies delivered, but we’ll let you decide which ones. »
- Luke Owen
6 items from 2017
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